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Posted by: Athena Bindel
Date: November 20, 2008 12:32AM

Qualified and interested applicants please send resume to:

The CNET Networks Games, Entertainment and Lifestyles division--including,, and looking for a Senior Software Engineer to play a key role within our development team. Responsibilities will extend to any of the applications associated with division’s initiatives. Real world experience and expertise with Linux, Ruby on Rails, and MySQL are an absolute must, but a deep understanding of all web technologies from a technical and product perspective is also very important.

The applicant must have a passion for providing a great user experience rather than just looking for technical challenges. You will be working with a group of people that are all Gamers, Musicians, Couch Potatoes and/or Film Buffs that are very passionate about the information our sites provide and understand what the user wants to see. We are very focused on getting the user what he wants as fast as possible. A passion for Games, Music, TV, Movies and all things in the entertainment world is a must!

Must Have:
· Expert Ruby on Rails skills, bonus for PHP
· 5-7 years of real world experience engineering web solutions
· Strong relational DB knowledge (table optimization, query optimization)
· Ability to prioritize and lead multiple simultaneous projects effectively
· Excellent understanding of OO software engineering concepts
· Ability to architect solid, scalable, extensible solutions for SE needs
· Excited by working on high-level design and architecture
· Comfortable mentoring junior engineers
· Experience with formal release processes
· Strong verbal, written, analytical and communication skills

Bonus for:

· Admin experience with MySQL, Apache, SVN
· Background developing in a more structured language (C, C++, Java, etc)
· 3 years experience in high-traffic/high-availability web sites
· Strong UI experience with javaScript and AJAX using mootools or other JS Frameworks
· Experience with following technologies: Memcached, Smarty, SOLR, Lucene, Zend Framework

Additional Information:
Percent Travel No Travel
Professional/College Professional
Brands, CHOW, GameSpot,
Expertise Information Technology - Software Engineer, Information Technology - ALL
Job Type Full Time
Location CA-San Francisco
Preferred Language English

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